There are 6 ways to get from Bucharest to Ankara by plane, bus, train, night train, night bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Ankara (ESB) OTP - ESB

$78 - $164

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Bus  •  20 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from București to Ruse
  2. Take the bus from Ruse to Istanbul
  3. Take the bus from Istanbul to Ankara

$17 - $33

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Bus, train  •  18 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from București to Ruse
  2. Take the bus from Ruse to Burgas
  3. Take the bus from Burgas South to Istanbul
  4. Take the bus from Istanbul to Gebze
  5. Take the train from Gebze to Ankara Yht

$39 - $53

Night train, bus, train  •  21 h 10 min

  1. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Ruse
  2. Take the bus from Ruse to Istanbul
  3. Take the bus from Istanbul to Gebze
  4. Take the train from Gebze to Ankara Yht

$20 - $34

Night bus, bus  •  23 h 29 min

  1. Take the night bus from Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari to Shumen, Shumen
  2. Take the bus from Shumen to Otogar
  3. Take the bus from Samandira Tesis to Ankara

$31 - $60

Drive  •  13 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Ankara 707.6 miles

$140 - $210

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Bucharest to Ankara. However, there are services departing from București and arriving at Ankara via Ruse and Istanbul. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 45 min.

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The distance between Bucharest and Ankara is 749 km. The road distance is 1132.2 km.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Ankara without a car is to bus and train which takes 18 h 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 27 min to get from Bucharest to Ankara, including transfers.

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Bucharest to Ankara bus services, operated by PEGASUS GROUP Ltd., depart from București station.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Ankara is to fly which takes 7 h 27 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 20 h 45 min.

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There is no direct flight from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ankara Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Bucharest to Ankara bus services, operated by Kamil Koc, arrive at Ankara station.

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Ankara is 1 h ahead of Bucharest. It is currently 2:23 AM in Bucharest and 2:23 AM in Ankara.

Yes, the driving distance between Bucharest to Ankara is 1132 km. It takes approximately 13 h 4 min to drive from Bucharest to Ankara.

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  • Distance: 467.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 27 min

What companies run services between Bucharest, Romania and Ankara, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, Pegasus Airlines and three other airlines fly from Bucharest to Ankara hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bucharest to Ankara via Ruse and Istanbul in around 20 h 45 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Ankara via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $310
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Ankara via Istanbul Ataturk, Antalya
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $310
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Ankara via Istanbul Ataturk, Izmir
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $310
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Ankara via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $190
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Ankara via Sabiha Gokcen, Ercan
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $190
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Ankara via Sabiha Gokcen, Izmir
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$150 - $190
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Ankara via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Gebze to Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Ruse
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
PEGASUS GROUP Ltd.
Phone
+359 (0) 877 34 47 47
Email
pegasus@pegasusbg.com
Website
pegasusbg.com
Bus from București to Ruse
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Ruse to Burgas
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Gebze
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Ankara
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Gebze
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Ruse to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Ankara
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Shumen to Otogar
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Samandira Tesis to Ankara
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Pamukkale
Phone
0 850 333 35 35
Email
info@pamukkale.com.tr
Website
pamukkale.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Gebze
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
pamukkale.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to ASTI Ankara Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Schedules at
pamukkale.com.tr
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Ruse to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Shumen to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
11 h 49 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari to Shumen, Shumen
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Nishikli
Phone
+359 700 89 015
Email
silistreotogarsube@nisikli.com.tr
Website
nisikli.com.tr
Bus from Shumen to Istanbul Bariam
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
nisikli.com.tr

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Lufthansa, Pegasus Airlines and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ankara Airport.

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There are 190+ hotels available in Ankara. Prices start at $27 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is to shuttle which takes 44 min and costs .

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